Technology Review publishes an uncritical article on collective forecasting used in business. – {CrowdCast}

How Bets Among Employees Can Guide a Company’-s Future –- Internal prediction markets enable colleagues to wager on the fate of crucial projects and the success of products in the pipeline. –- Technology Review

The URLs of the UKs General Election 2010

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http://politics.betfair.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2010

Gordon Brown’-s gaffe (“-bigoted woman”-, Gillian Duffy):

Nate Silver: InTrade probability on ObamaCare is quite right.

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Nate Silver:

I’-m not sure if you should particularly care about the little 5 or 10 point hedges (usually to the pessimistic side) that I’-ve periodically been recommending around the Intrade contract on the chances of reform passing. Even if you staffed a whole room full of the smartest vote-counters, modelers and analysts and had them work 24/7 on trying to beat the Intrade contract, I’-m not sure if they could come up with anything sufficiently rigorous to provide them with a real advantage. (That doesn’-t necessarily mean the market is “-efficient”-, but we’-ll save that conversation for another day.) But for what it’-s worth, the Intrade contract, which is trading at 75 percent right now, now looks about right to me or perhaps even a hair pessimistic.

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Prediction Market Chart

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ADDENDUM

More info on health care reform on Memeorandum, Politico and Slate.